Otobots auto repair proudly serves the thriving community of Joliet, IL with industry certified technicians. Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40 miles southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County.
In 1833, following the Black Hawk War, Charles Reed built a cabin along the west side of the Des Plaines River. Across the river in 1834, James B. Campbell, treasurer of the canal commissioners, laid out the village of “Juliet”, a name local settlers had been using before his arrival. Maps from Jolliet’s exploration of the area, placed a large hill or mound on what is now the southwest corner of the city, since there is no point that is farther southwest. That hill was named Mound Jolliet. Joliet was reincorporated as a city in 1852. Cornelius Cohenhoven Van Horne was active in getting the city its first charter, and because of this he was elected Joliet’s first Mayor. When the city later built a new bridge it was named The Van Horne Bridge.
The main attractions in Joliet’s City Center are the Harrah’s Casino, Joliet Slammers baseball (Silver Cross Field), Hollywood Casino (formerly, Argosy Empress Casino) and the Rialto Square Theatre, the ‘Jewel of Joliet’, which has been called one of the world’s 10 most beautiful theaters. The 1999 film Stir of Echoes starring Kevin Bacon had scenes shot on location in Joliet at the Rialto Square Theatre (the hypnotism scenes in which James saw the word “Dig” on the movie screen), at the corner of Scott Street and Washington, and at the old Menards that took over the Wieboltd’s building at Jefferson Square Mall. The lobby of the Rialto Square Theatre also served the filming of John Goodman’s “Balto”. Reputable mechanics can be found in various locations, while Otobots mechanics in Joliet IL come to you.
Among local landmarks are the Joliet Area Historical Museum and Route 66 Visitors Center as well as the Chicagoland Speedway (NASCAR) and the Route 66 Raceway (NHRA) where mechanics in Joliet IL gather to watch some great racing.
The Joliet Prison is located near Joliet’s downtown district on Collins Street. The prison has been featured in both television shows and movies. One such television series filmed at Joliet Prison was Prison Break. The Prison was also used for the opening scenes in the popular 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, which starred John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues. The first Dairy Queen store opened in Joliet. The location is now occupied by Universal Church. The Rialto Square Theatre, a favorite haunt of Al Capone and filming location for scenes from Kevin Bacon’s film Stir of Echoes, is on Chicago Street, downtown. Near the theatre, the Joliet Area Historical Museum commemorates the history of Joliet, especially its heritage as a stopping point on U.S. Route 66. There are two casinos which originated as riverboat casino in Joliet: the Hollywood Casino near Channahon and a Harrah’s hotel and casino downtown. Joliet is the only city in the State of Illinois to have two casinos. The Louis Joliet Mall is located near the intersection of I-55 and U.S. Route 30
Notable people from Joliet include Andy Dick (comedian, actor, musician and producer), Melissa McCarthy (actress and comedian).
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